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Oak Island beach getaway

Private attached with own entrance Mother-in-Law suite. One level ranch style home near West end bridge Oak Island (OKI) minutes to ocean (walkable)...fifteen minutes to Southport/Bald Head Island (ferry). Route 17 north to Wilmington and 17 South to Myrtle Beach SC as well as Ocean Isle, Holden, Sunset Beach, Calabash and Shallotte, NC. We prefer multi-night (2 or more) bookings versus a single night booking.

$106 per night
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Oceans Eleven 03

Stunning Oceanfront 5 bedroom 3 bath Home with Breathtaking Views-Sleeps 10

$465 per night
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The Beach House at Oak Island 101: 1BR Apartment, King, QSS

Beach House OKI 101 500 Ocean Dr. #101, Oak Island 1 Bedroom Apartment on Ground Level! Located across the street from the oceanfront and walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Oak Island Pier, the Beach House at Oak Island is a welcoming boutique vacation rental motel offering rooms and apartments of varying sizes and price points! This unit offers: • Bed Sizes: King, Queen Sleeper Sofa. • Maximum Occupancy: 4. • Queen Sleeper Sofa and chairs in the living area, dining area with seating for 2, and kitchenette in the great room! • Private bedroom with King Bed, dresser and closet for storage! • Private bathroom with fresh linens! • Cable TV in the great room and bedroom, WIFI. • Full-size slim line refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee maker in the kitchenette area of a great room! • Deck area with an ocean view! • 2-night minimum stay required. • No smoking allowed in the room. Guests who smoke or use vapor type devices in rooms will be charged an additional $200 fee for cleaning and restoration. • 1 dog allowed - $25 per night plus tax non-refundable pet rent applies. This amount is not included in the initial Quote for your stay and is to be paid prior to arrival. The only dogs permitted must be friendly, housebroken, flea free dogs over 12 months old that are on a veterinarian-approved monthly flea/tick treatment and prevention program. Dogs are not permitted on furniture. We understand that many dogs naturally shed - guests should take steps to remove pet hair prior to Check Out. Guest is responsible for any accidental damages that occur such as carpet stains or damage to walls, floors, or furniture. Unreported pet damages may result in additional charges to guests. Concealed and/or unauthorized pets will result in immediate eviction without refund and/or at The Beach House's discretion, payment of $200 pet rent per dog plus tax charged to the credit card of record. On site amenities include: • Main entry covered boardwalk with Atlantic Ocean overlook! • A shared paved parking lot with parking space right in front of the units! • A public beach access walkway just across and down the street for accessing the beach strand! • A private resort pool! (Available by Memorial Weekend, closes by October 1st; may open as early as May 15th and close as early as Labor Day.) After submitting your reservation: Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from Carolina Retreats Vacations directing you to use the link therein to ESign your Rental Document. Your acceptance and submission of this document is required for any stay with Carolina Retreats Vacations. Check In cannot be permitted without a properly completed ESign Rental Document on file. Tenants are responsible for abiding by all terms and conditions and instructions in the Rental Document, in printed information provided to Tenants, and in the rooms and on premises. If you have requested a dog friendly suite and will be bringing dogs, please be sure to notify our Vacation Planner so that your reservation can be adjusted accordingly. Pet Rent and any other option not included in the original quote must be paid to Carolina Retreats Vacations directly. You will be provided with a secure payment portal to make any such payments. Your request is not finalized until one of our Vacation Planners has personally verified your information. All reservations submitted must be finalized and confirmed with signed agreement by no later than 3 days following the date of the reservation request. Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email. This indicates that we have your agreement as needed. As we approach your arrival dates, you will be provided with communications from Carolina Retreats Vacations via your email and your cell #. Please ensure that Carolina Retreats Vacations has your correct information. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Carolina Retreats Vacations using the information provided to you in our emails and texts. Every effort is made to ensure that all information and photographs in Carolina Retreats Vacations’ advertising are accurate and complete. Rate information is subject to change and the quote provided online is only valid at the time of booking. Carolina Retreats Vacations cannot be held responsible for possible typographical errors; omissions; price changes; changes in taxes; changes to Terms and Conditions; Carolina Retreats Vacations reserves the right to correct any errors.

$80 per night

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Drift Away
$502 per night
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Southern Sol NC dog friendly updated beach house
$400 per night
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Beach Lovers and Bird Watchers Haven
$181 per night
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Sea Yawl
$357 per night
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*2021 BUILD* Prime OKI Location 5min Walk to Beach
$232 per night
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1 Sunflower
$241 per night
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Beachy 1 bedroom bungalow on Oak Island!
$150 per night
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Need an escape - fish, golf or a quiet time?
$158 per night
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A Perfect Getaway
$410 per night
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Del Boca Vista
$217 per night
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The Island Pearl, upscale resort feel get away
$165 per night
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Humble by the Sea
$317 per night

Oak Island condo rentals

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Stunning! Newly Renovated Ocean View Condo
$307 per night
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Casa del Sol-200 Steps to Beach, Everything Nearby
$190 per night
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Sand Surf and Sunset Ocean View Condo
$165 per night
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Ocean Walk 2104 - Tumlin's Tide
$141 per night
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West Beach Villa 103-A Stone's Throw
$151 per night
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Breathtaking Oceanfront View at Sea Colony!
$134 per night
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Oak Island Beach Villa 1602-Breezy Daze
$174 per night
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The Breakers - Sea Senorita
$110 per night
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COURTYARD SEASCAPE E-13
$99 per night
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Bella Vita @ Towne Place
$106 per night
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Ocean Walk 8102- Jus' Beachy
$160 per night
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Turtle Cove: Family-friendly Condo within Steps of Pool. Easy Walk to Beach and Shops.
$87 per night

Oak Island beach vacation rentals

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Pinch of Peace, Dogs Welcome!
$170 per night
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Great little escape from the world.
$85 per night
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Its a "Sweet Little Cottage On Oak Island"
$111 per night
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🐶BOW•WOW Beach Bungalow™ 🏖🐾🏠 Cozy & Dog Friendly🐶
$158 per night
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Serenitee - 138B Ocean Blvd East
$156 per night
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Cassidy's Cottage by the Sea: 3BR, 2BA, Sleeps 9, Ocean views and walk to the beach!
$142 per night
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Trust Me-A Beach Lovers Retreat-Golf Cart avail.
$139 per night
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Ocean Walk 8301-A Break From Reality
$122 per night
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No Regrets Studio Getaway Short walk to the beach!
$121 per night
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Serenity Season
$150 per night
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107 SE 55th Street
$294 per night
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Oak Island Beach Guest Cottage
$105 per night

Your guide to Oak Island

Introduction

Situated at the eastern end of North Carolina’s Brunswick Island beaches, Oak Island has been a family summer vacation destination for decades. The Intracoastal Waterway separates the mainland from this barrier island, a long and skinny sliver where much of the real estate is oceanfront. Bookended by marshland, Oak Island is home to an almost endless network of watery byways to explore by boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Indeed, water is the star attraction here, whether it’s splashing in the gentle ocean waves, fishing for mackerel, or kite-surfing, but there are also lighthouses to climb, historic military sites to tour (including Fort Caswell, built to protect the coast from marauding pirates in the 1830s), and many holes of oceanfront golf to play. Bonus: Oak Island’s beaches are pet-friendly; in the off-season, your pup is even free to roam off-leash.


How do I get around Oak Island?

Most air travelers get to Oak Island by flying into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), about 45 minutes north, but you can also check routes through Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), about a 90-minute drive to the south. The island itself is just 13 miles long and one mile wide, making it manageable to explore by bike, which you can rent from several shops on the island. But if you plan to venture down the coast toward Holden Beach or up in the direction of Wrightsville Beach, you’ll want to have your own wheels. From nearby Southport, you can catch a ferry to Bald Head Island or Fort Fisher.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Oak Island?

Summer days are hot, humid, and breezy, with average highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 83 degrees. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: it gets nearly half its annual rainfall in August and September; and it’s always a good idea to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Spring and fall are ideal times to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals, when temps are mild and it’s not too humid. Winter nights can be downright cold, so pack something cozy.


What are the top things to do in Oak Island?

Oak Island Lighthouse

Located in nearby Caswell Beach, this icon of the region has stood 153 feet over the mouth of the Cape Fear River since 1958. If you’re hoping to climb the 131 steps to reach the observation deck up top, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance.

Oak Island Nature Center

Kids and adults can learn all about the salt marsh ecosystem at this nature center nestled among native oaks and pines, which has a walking trail, fossil exhibits, and butterfly garden. The center is open seasonally, April through September 1.

Bald Head Island

Accessible by ferry from Southport, this car-free island is known for its isolated beaches, the Old Baldy lighthouse, and its 191-acre nature preserve.